You had to have seen this coming.
Courtesy of NPR:
Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is formally asking for a recanvass of Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, in which vote totals show Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear ahead by just over 5,000 votes. A recanvass is a double-checking of the vote totals and rarely produces different results.
In a statement, Bevin’s campaign manager said: “The people of Kentucky deserve a fair and honest election. With reports of irregularities, we are exercising the right to ensure that every lawful vote was counted.”
Bevin and his campaign have provided no details about election irregularities that they say took place during the race.
University of Kentucky election law professor Joshua Douglas said that other than a recanvass, Bevin’s option is contesting the election, which would be settled by the Republican-led legislature. Kentucky law has no provision for a recount in gubernatorial races. But Douglas was skeptical a recanvass would make much difference for Bevin.
So though the recanvassing is unlikely to change the outcome of the election, if Bevin decides to contest the results we could have another Bush V Gore situation on our hands where a GOP selected group of individuals takes the decison away from the voters and just puts their guy in office.
That would cause a huge backlash, not just in Kentucky, but all across the country that I do not think would help the GOP, or Donald Trump, one little bit.